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Stromness VisitScotland iCentre

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Address: Ferry Terminal Building | Pier Head, Stromness KW16 1BH, Scotland
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+44 1856 850716
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We had to go twice to find them open. Well worth the effort. Got maps our GPS was not as accurate as the maps and made it easier to plan our trips to maximize what we could see... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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925 reviews
300 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had to go twice to find them open. Well worth the effort. Got maps our GPS was not as accurate as the maps and made it easier to plan our trips to maximize what we could see during our stay. We added many attractions. Things like Maestowe are so popular that it is booked far in advanced, but they... More 

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Jackie D, Manager at Stromness VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad we were able to help you enjoy your trip to Stromness and Orkney. We constantly review our opening times to be available when we are most needed, and I am sorry that you had to visit us twice to find us open. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The visitor center has maps, brochures and pamplets for everything you may need or want on Orkney and is conveniently located at the ferry terminal.

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Jackie D, Manager at Stromness VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Stromness iCentre has now closed for the season, help and information is available throughout the winter at Kirkwall iCentre. More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Why does the info centre close at 3pm, had just got off the ferry, straight to the centre, parked and paid, then found the centre closed at 3pm Very frustrating ☹️

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Thank ktrim
Jackie D, Owner at Stromness VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. I am sorry that we were closed when you arrived. We continually review our opening times and monitor footfall to ensure that we are open during busy periods, when we are needed most. Our iCentre at Kirkwall has longer opening hours and I hope you were able to receive the assistance you needed. More 

El Paso, Texas
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693 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Whenever one is new to anyplace, there is a sense of adventure and exploration, but there is also an uncertainty. This edge of not knowing for sure was replace with complete certainty when I was able to ask a myriad of questions about the location of the Ferry Inn ("Its right there, through the parking lot, you can't miss it."),... More 

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Jackie D, Manager at Stromness VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I will make sure that your feedback is passed to the team who try hard to ensure that they keep up to date with all the information that you may need. I am happy to receive your "Wheel of Approval" and I hope you are able to come... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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585 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a place to help organize your time and the things you want to explore. Excellent resources and materials.

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Thank Linda M
Jackie D, Manager at Stromness VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad we could help and hope you enjoyed your time in Orkney. More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Although it was tough to find, past the ferry desk in the transportation centre, Stromness, it was worth the visit. We had excellent help from the kind staff. We were able to confirm our travel details and had a pleasant conversation.

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Thank weitzeltim
Jackie D, Manager at Stromness VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. I am sorry you found us difficult to locate - we will look into this. I hope you enjoyed your time on Orkney. More 

newcastle upon tyne
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155 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Visited here for information on where to visit and info on caravan park all which the attentive staff were only to pleased to give, place is clean tidy and well kept and small shop sells all the usual touristy things

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2015

this is at the ferry terminal, where eyou can buy your ticket. A friendly welcome in the shop and all the maps and guides that you need, (also a loo.)

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Ab34 5ej
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Good, free information, leaflets and maps. Main street cobbled and slippery when wet - we have motorbikes- naroow and old. good fun.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The staff were very helpful and helped us get the right buses and connections which is important when you are on foot. Knew the local ferries as well for trips to hoy

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